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Jan 3, 2013 6:00am PST
. >>> happening now, their homes in ruins, their lives in limbo. frustrated victims of superstorm sandy lash out at congress and the latest delay to their long-awaited help. >> all of yous stink. yous have no compassion, and you got, you don't have blood in your veins. you got ice cubes. >> just ahead we'll talk to a couple who lost their home and their plans for retirement. >>> plus this -- >> there are going to be consequences. how long can we continue down this path? >> tea party activists are disgusted and angry over the fiscal cliff deal. now some tea party-backed politicians may have to answer for their vote. we'll talk to amy cremer, chairwoman of the tea party express. >>> he may be the best middle linebacker ever, ray lewis says he'll retire after this season. we talk with a columnist who has covered the ravens legend for 17 years. >>> and -- ♪ >> i love that song, former "american idol" fantasia online rant attacks same-sex marriage to marijuana. "newsroom" starts right now. >>> good morning i'm victor blackwell, sitting in for carol costello. we begin with a new measure of the e
CNN
Jan 2, 2013 9:00am PST
night. >> thank you so much. the president is weighing in on this. the superstorm sandy relief bill controversy. he said when tragedy strikes, americans come together it to sppt those in need. i urge republicans in the house of representatives to do the same, bring this important request to a vote today and pass it without delay for our fellow americans. >>> international markets reacting positively to the fiscal cliff deal, both asian and european markets made gains today. we'll bring in richard quest from london to talk about the boost we see in international markets. richard, you and i have talked about the fear and chaos. now it seems like we're over this, and there's some good news here, yes? >> yeah. i'm just looking at the numbers at the moment. the dow up 1.6%. in europe we see the footsie closed at 2.2 and you're seeing a strong rally on european and u.s. markets. on the back of this. i would say this is classic relief. it is no more or less. they are breathing a sigh of relief that the worst excesses of the cliff were not realized, but you knew there was one coming, but, o
CNN
Jan 2, 2013 6:00am PST
sent billions of dollars to help superstorm sandy recovery efforts across the northeast. the senate approved a $60 billion bill last week but the house decided not to bring up any other legislation and that enraged house lawmakers from new york. >> everybody played by the rules, except tonight, when the rug was pulled out from under us, absolutely inexcusable, absolutely indefensible. we have a moral obligation to hold this vote, the people out of their homes, the people who are cold, without food, the people who have lost their jobs, they don't have the time to wait. >> disaster knows no boundaries. this body has acted with speed and compassion to help americans throughout the country and disaster after disaster, dysfunction, mr. speaker, in this congress, shouldn't result in punishing victims of sandy in new york, new jersey, connecticut and pennsylvania. this is a sad day. >> the delegations of those states are angry. the new congress starts tomorrow, and all bills start from scratch, but house appropriation chairman hal rogers is not concerned about quickly getting money to the
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 4:00am PST
been able to agree on, getting aid to victims of superstorm sandy. by a 61-33 vote, the chamber passed the measure offering $60 billion in help. it heads to the house which must approve the bill by thursday or else the process has to start all over again. at least 113 people were killed when superstorm sandy hit in late october. the governors of new york and new jersey, the hardest hit states have estimated damages at more than $78 billion with a "b,". >>> the senate has approved a bill extending secret eavesdropping overseas. the measure's headed to president obama. he's expected to sign it. cnn's brian todd takes a closer look at this controversial foreign intelligence surveillance act. >> reporter: he ordered it just after 9/11, and it became one of the most controversial tactics used by former president george w. bush and his security team to fight the war on terror. the secret wiretapping without warrants of communications between u.s. residents and people overseas suspected of being terrorists. it drew fire because sometimes the communications of innocent americans got caught up.
CNN
Jan 3, 2013 2:00am PST
the wrath of democrats and republicans for canceling the house vote on a superstorm sandy relief bill. the senator has now scheduled the first of two votes for tomorrow. >> bottom line is that we are now receiving what we asked for. as far as i'm concerned, what's done is done. i always considered john boehner a friend, which made it more painful for me to say what i had to say. i owed it to my constituents, and i felt that new york was being taken advantage of. >> the house will vote tomorrow on $9 billion in sandy aid it will consider another $51 billion in aid later this month. >>> we know new jersey was one of the states hardest hit by sandy, and perhaps no one was more vocal in the delay of funding than chris christie. >> is only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims, the house majority and their speaker, john boehner. new york deserves better than the selfishness we saw on display last night. new jersey deserves better than the duplicity that we saw last night. america deserves better than just another example of a government who forgot who the
CNN
Jan 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
what he thinks about john boehner's failure to vote on superstorm sandy aid. >> i was given no explanation. i was called at 11:20 last night by leader cantor and told authority for the vote was pulled by the speaker. and our delegation asked for a meeting with the speaker at the time. they were refused. i called the speaker four times last night after 11:20 and he did not take my calls. >> governor christi isn't the only one fuming about the sandy fumble. joining us now exclusively christine quinn, the speaker of the new york city council. when you heard about that what went through your mind immediately? >> i was stunned. i mean it's really unbelievable how speaker boehner and his party could just walk away from all the new yorkers and people in new jersey and people in connecticut in need. i don't really know how you just abdicate your responsibility like that. i mean we have countless people in new york and new jersey who have been devastated by this storm and quite frankly as speaker boehner told them to just drop dead and it's outrageous and to promise us now a vote weeks
CNN
Jan 2, 2013 11:00am PST
. we're going to start with superstorm sandy. at anytime now, any minute, new jersey governor chris christie set to hold a news conference on the fight over aid to victims of superstorm sandy. these victims may have to wait for months for help, because your congress just cannot get it together. unless, unless a meeting this hour provides a last minute fix, house lawmakers will leave town would the passing an aid package to help sandy survivors rebuild their homes and their lives. lawmakers from areas affected by sandy are furious that the senate-passed bill may die. republican congressman peter king says it is all speaker boehner's fault. >> speaker boehner is the one. he walked off the floor. he refused to toll us why. refused to give us any indication or warning whatsoever. i'm saying anyone from new york and new jersey who contributes one penny to the republican congressional campaign committee should have their head examined. i would not give one penny to these people based on what they did to us last night. i would say -- i'm talking about the people in my neighborhood that i s
CNN
Jan 3, 2013 4:00am PST
over speaker boehner scrapping a vote on superstorm sandy relief. he is now doing an about-face, the first of two votes on sandy aid package will take place tomorrow. new york congressman peter king, who accused boehner of betraying the party, tells cnn he is glad the speaker is making things right. >> the bottom line is that we are now receiving what we asked for. as far as i'm concerned, what's done is done. i've always considered john boehner a friend. i said that on the house floor today, which made it all the more painful for me to say what i felt i had to say. i owed it to my constituents and i did feel that new york in a number of cases was being taken advantage of. >> you know, he says they have always been friends but they didn't sound too friend low yesterday morning. peter king has had a lot of emotion over this and we'll talk to the chairman later this morning in the 8:00 hour. >>> also new york congressman michael grimm whose district was devastated by sandy will join us. >>> new jersey governor chris christie may not be so quick to forgive speaker of the house john boeh
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 3:00pm PST
beyond. >> and who can forget superstorm sandy? millions of neighbors, their houses swept away without power, damages, and raising questions about infrastructure and whether we should be spending some money to fix it. >>> number five, china, is china slowing or leading the world? we do know that china will be the biggest economy in the world by 2020, for sure, by 2030. china also getting more than a few mentions during the presidential campaign's probably because it is pretty clear, china is both a competitor and a partner. >> number four, europe, the european union was fractured by debt and the plans to fix it. that saga is far from over. >>> number three, the housing market, finally, finally bottomed out. the combination of home prices and continued mortgage rates set off a building and buying spree. well-he well-heeled investors began to buy entire neighborhoods. and homeowners got more with a hefty down payment. >> and cnn predicts that barack obama will be reelected president of the united states. >> the election, more than just about obama and romney, more about socialism
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am PST
2009. >>> there is one thing the senate has agreed on, getting aid to victims of superstorm sandy. by a 61-33 vote the chamber passed a measure offering $60 billion in help. it heads to the house which must approve the bill by thursday or else the process to consider the money has to start all over again. at least 113 people were killed when superstorm sandy hit in late october. the governors of new york and new jersey, the hardest hit states, have estimated damages at more than $78 billion. >>> and turning to weather. even though winter is just over a week old, millions of americans probably can't wait for spring to arrive. me, as well, yes. scenes like this in maine are playing out all across the country as snow is now on the ground in almost 65% of the lower 48 states. at least everybody's enjoying it together. look at this video from arkansas where -- in little rock, they posted a record-breaking nine inches on christmas day. and for some of you, yay, not over yet. let's bring in meteorologist bonnie schneider for a look at what is on top for today. is there an end in sight for --
CNN
Dec 26, 2012 8:00am PST
costliest natural disaster in u.s. history. and number one, superstorm sandy. >> this historic superstorm made landfall over the most populated areas hoft united states. even snowstorms are threatening the lives and homes of people from virginia to massachusetts. >> never seen devastation like this in my life. >> the surf here getting much more violent. >> curfew is under way right now. you are not to be on this street. >> keeping an eye on the possibility of flooding. >> superstorm sandy has crippled the nation's biggest transit system. >> talking about flooding, possible power outages. that could last for days. >> in the city to the countryside, people need to be self-aware. >> the storm killed at least 113 people in the u.s. and caused tens of billions of dollars in damage. total repairs will take decades. chad myers, cnn. >> make sure you join me for the biggest stories of the year in crime, politics, money and even the most scandalous. the top ten of 2012, season sunday night, 8:00 eastern only here on cnn. dayquil doesn't . really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fig
CNN
Jan 3, 2013 8:00am PST
superstorm sandy, but man, was he mad. the speaker heard at least from him and a lot of other people and changed the tune of congress. we wanted to get peter king's reaction, actually, now that john boehner has relented and the new congress is going to move forward on this relief. take a listen to congressman's king's response and some other thorny issues i asked about last night. suggested that anybody who game money to the republican congressional campaign committee would be, i think in your words, nuts. do you still feel that way? >> well, sometimes you have to use shock treatment to get results. that's part of what i was doing. >> do you still feel that way? >> listen, if this goes forward the way it is, as far as i'm concerned, what's done is done, over and gone forever. now we go forward. >>> in the same vein, i want to talk about your colleague hal rogers, who some say we are insensitive comments, that fema's not money to bridge the gap, what's the crisis? but you suggested that hal rogers better not come to new york. have you had a chat? >> no, hal rogers and i have not spoken, b
CNN
Dec 26, 2012 11:00am PST
the hottest and driest summers you remember it, to superstorm sandy. >> scary. so scary. it reminds you of the wizard of oz when the tornado hit and everything is going around and around. >> heat waves, wildfires, tornadoes. the top ten weather events 2 s 2012 right after this. always right there in real-time. it's like the ultimate personal assistant. but i'm me, and me needs handlers. so i hired todd to handle it for me. todd, gimme that hollywood news! what's happening on twitter? you're trending! yes! you can't have a todd, but you can have your own personal assistant. i guess you could call it todd. [ male announcer ] the new nokia lumia 920 with live tiles that deliver what you want in real time. only from at&t. rethink possible. >>> we are monitoring severe weather from the midwest to east coast. it is delaying travelers in several states now. it is a live picture as one of our crews is now driving down the pennsylvania turnpike. this is near bedford in the southern part of the state. to be sure, just so you know, no one is driving and shooting. this is a steady camera in the
CNN
Jan 3, 2013 9:00am PST
christie and new york congressman peter king regarding the superstorm sandy aid. i want to ask you that, but in a moment we want to get back to the floor here. house and senate members taking the oath of office. let's listen in. >> you're being to enter so help you god. >> i do. >> congratulations, senator. congratulations. [ applause ] >> we are watching representative tammy baldwin. she is signing the pledge, the oath that she has taken the vice president swearing in the senators there on the floor. we are now watching from wyoming john barbarraso. i talked to him the other day about his impressions and what he's looking forward to. that's sherry brown of ohio signing and giving the congratulations and, of course, the handshakes. wolf, i want you to talk a little bit about this moment and what this means. you have new senators who are signing the pledge there. there are 13 new senators that signed on. this is a special moment for our country. >> they bring in a few senators at a time to be sworn in by the president of the united states, who is the vice president of the united states,
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 1:00am PST
late tonight approving a $60.4 billion bill to rebuild after superstorm sandy. now, it goes to the house, but if both chambers fail to agree on a package before the current congressional term expires, then everyone will have to start again from scratch. >>> keeping them honest, this has been the least productive congress in modern history. at last count, a little more than 200 bills enacted. by comparison, the 80th congress, which then-president harry truman called the do-nothing congress, it managed to pass 906 bills into law. think about that as you watch the next report about one of the few things lawmakers seem to agree on, dismantling a little known office that's designed for one simple thing, keeping them honest. >> what is outrageous about it is you see members of congress on both sides saying they have zero tolerance for unethical conduct, but behind closed doors, they're quietly trying to kill the one body in congress that is trying to seriously go after unethical members. >> melanie sloan is director of c.r.e.w. or citizens for responsibility and ethics in washington. she
CNN
Dec 31, 2012 2:00am PST
. >> they're keeping an eye on the possibility of flooding. >> superstorm sandy has crippled the nation's biggest transit system. >> talking about flooding, possible power outages that could last for days. >> people just need to be self aware. >> the storm killed at least 113 people in the u.s. and caused tens of billions of dollars in damage. total repairs will take decades. chad myers, cnn. >>> next, the most intriguing people of 2012 as voted on by you. but first, remembering some of those we lost this past year. ♪ but bounty basic can handle them. in this lab demo, bounty basic is stronger than the leading bargain brand. everyday life? bring it. bounty basic. now costs even less. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, ad
CNN
Dec 26, 2012 8:00pm PST
opinion i think they'll get there eventually. >> "outfront" next, nearly two months after superstorm sandy devastated the northeast, the victims are still not getting the help they need. the reason may surprise you. >>> and the best of the worst political fumbles of the year. a couple of your favorite flubs. i bet they made the list. tune in next. questions? anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it
CNN
Dec 26, 2012 11:00pm PST
superstorm sandy devastated the northeast, the victims are still not getting the help they need. the reason may surprise you. >>> and the best of the worst political fumbles of the year. a couple of your favorite flubs. i bet they made the list. tune in next. yeah. ted? mm. some laxatives like dulcolax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. welcome to chevy's year-end event. so, the 5.3-liter v8 silverado can tow up to 9,600 pounds? 315 horsepower. what's that in reindeer-power? [ laughs ] [ pencil scratches ] [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. get the best offer of the year -- 0% apr financing for 60 months plus $1,000 holiday bonus cash. plus trade up for an additional $1,000 trade-in allowance. hurry. bonus cash ends january 2nd. customer erin swenson bought so, i'm happy. today. sales go up... i'm happy. it went out today... i'm happy. what if she's not home? (together) she won't be happy. use ups! she can get a text alert, reroute... even resch
CNN
Jan 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
damage from superstorm sandy we stand with you and we got your back. two months later massive bills are due and congress has failed to act. though some big name legislators are scrambling to make up for it a lot of badly hurting people are absolutely furious with what today in washington. people who live or once lived in places like this seaside heights, new jersey where entire beach front community were washed away or people who had to bike to walk network or stranded at home after the nation's subway system flooded, people out on long island where hold chunks of the power grid were blown away. a lot of homes as well blown away. hospital patients who were stranded at three major new york city hospitals when they were shut down. one of those hospitals is still almost completely out of commission. a lot of people hurting. and a very big, big price tag making things worse. storm damage could hit $80 billion nationwide and parts of the bill are coming due anyay now. fema's flood insurance program. almost out of money. and faced with that reality the people on one side of this building
CNN
Jan 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
house didn't hold last night that has lawmakers from both parties outraged. superstorm sandy inflicted tens of billions of dollars of damage to states along the east coast and it seems like relief for this kind of disaster and all the suffering would be above politics. it would seem. well, it was, yeah, sure, with the lawmakers promising to get it done until they didn't and just went home. no vote. no money. dana bash is going to join me from capitol hill with all of the fincger pointing and how congress is now scrambling to fix it and survivors of sanity hook, they're going to head back to school tomorrow. gary tuckman is going to tell us what the students and teachers are going to be facing as those classes resume nearly three weeks after that deadly attack. we'll have those stories, as well as an interview with a state lawmaker who took a shot at a holiday with a press release, why must we still hear about kwanza tonight, it's number three. >> thanks very much. >> just a little different. >> all right. our fifth story "outfront," president obama talking tough in a very serious and a
CNN
Dec 31, 2012 4:00am PST
trillion searches in 146 languages. two top events of the year, the election and superstorm sandy, they're in the top five. some others maybe less predictable to you. and we've also got the most watched videos of the year, including the first ever video to pass the 1 billion mark. kevin alaka is the trends manager at youtube, where he tracks popular video phenomena and gets to watch a lot of youtube videos for a living. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> some of these are a little surprising to people. first of all, with regard to google searches, those are u.s.-based searches. >> we analyzed 1 trillion searches from all over the world, and we made different lists of interesting thipgs. the ones we're going to talk about today are the ones from the united states. >> so let's talk about them. this is what you do for a living. what are some of the things that may have surprised you? >> when we're talking about searches, whitney houston was number one for us. >> we have a list of all of them. >> when you look across all of them, people is such an important thing for us. we're
CNN
Dec 27, 2012 8:00am PST
midwest that scorched the corn and soy crop sending prices sky high. who can forget superstorm sandy. damages as high as $50 billion raising lots of questions about u.s. infrastructure and whether we should be spending money to fix it. >> number 5, china. is china slowing or leading the world? we do know choina will be the biggest economy in the world by 2020, for sure by 203. china getting more than a few mentions during the presidential campaign, probably because it's pretty clear china is both a competitor and a partner. >> number 4, europe. the european union was fractured by too much debt and the us a trty plans to fix it. that saga is far from over. >> number 3, the housing market finally bottomed out. the combination of low home prices and continued record low mortgage rates set off a building and buying spree. investors began buying entire neighborhoods but first-time buyers were also able to get a home of their own for the first time in years. as long as they had a hefty down payment. >> number 2. >> cnn projects that barack obama will be reelected president of the united states. >>
CNN
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
because of superstorm sandy. so today with the level at this more palatable sort of level at 350,000 the big question is will today be just a blip or will this be the beginning of a trend, and that's what you really want to see. you want to see the level of layoffs continuing to at least stay the same and obviously you want to see them come down but at the same time you also want to see hiring happening and that's where that government jobs report that we focus on once a month, that's where that comes into play. we're going to get the next one next week, that government jobs report and the big worry, carol, that's hanging over all of this is the fiscal cliff. although we're still in the middle of wondering what congress is going to do about it, companies are already holding back hiring so that is clearly impacting the jobs market but the good news once again is the layoffs are slowing, down 12,000 to 350,000 last week. carol? >> thank you very much, washington. alison kosik thank you so much. >>> growing outrage over the decision of a new york newspaper to publish a map with the names an
CNN
Dec 26, 2012 4:00pm PST
think they'll get there eventually. >> "outfront" next, nearly two months after superstorm sandy devastated the northeast, the victims are still not getting the help they need. the reason may surprise you. and the best of the worst political fumbles of the year. a couple of your favorite flubs. i bet they made the list. tune in next. welcome to chevy's year-end event. so, the 5.3-liter v8 silverado can tow up to 9,600 pounds? 315 horsepower. what's that in reindeer-power? [ laughs ] [ pencil scratches ] [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. get the best offer of the year -- 0% apr financing for 60 months plus $1,000 holiday bonus cash. plus trade up for an additional $1,000 trade-in allowance. hurry. bonus cash ends january 2nd. then i read an artie about study that oked at the long term health benefits of taking multivitamins. hey used centr silver f t study... so i guess my wife was right. male anner ] centrum. ways your mostomplet [ sniffs ] i took dayquil but my nose is still runny. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't treat that. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus f
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Jan 2, 2013 8:00pm PST
hit by superstorm sandy, the hardest hit. and of course, they are states that send a lot more to washington than they get back. "outfront" tonight, gregory meeks of new york, he represents a district that suffered some of the most damage. a lot of people below the poverty line and aren't able to have that big megaphone and ask for what they need. the speaker says now he's going to schedule a vote on friday for about $9 billion in flood insurance and then on the 15th of january, so another ten days away. 13 days away, is going to have another $51 billion. is this good enough for you? >> you know, i'm nervous. because we thought we had a deal last night. we were fully expecting to vote on that today. we don't want the rules to change. going to have a new congress now. we thought this would have been done in the 112th. now it goes over to the 113th. so i hope the speaker will be able to deliver the votes that we knew that we had last night. so that the package will pass. we know he will deliver the $9 billion tomorrow and then that will leave -- with in the bill and we got the bill
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Dec 27, 2012 4:00am PST
superstorm sandy. we have the grinch with us, along with 12-year-old tyler, you are noel, miles over there, and kennedy. welcome to all of you. good to see you all and grinch, good to have you here. >> thank you, a pleasure to be here. >> you talk like that all the time? >> oh, yes i do. >> excellent. these kids are all local, from around the area. >> yes. >> you're from? >> hooville. >> of course you are. tell me about this foundation and what you've done with it. >> this foundation is incredible with madison square garden, the garden of dreams foundation is working to create experiences and dreams for children facing obstacles in their lives, whether it be a book drive or appearances with celebrities such as yours truly, we create dreams. >> we appreciate that. noel, you faced some obstacles in your life. do you mind if i tell our viewers about some of them? >> no, i don't mind. >> you have dealt with rheumatoid arthritis, gau coma and uvitis and turret's syndr e syndrome. >> this has given me so many opportunities that you only you know like you only think about in your dreams, so
CNN
Jan 2, 2013 4:00am PST
ends today and not expected to pass the $60 billion to help victims of superstorm sandy. republican leaders took no action on the sandy relief measure last night, angering new york area lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. >> everybody played by the rules, except tonight, the rug was pulled out from under us, inexcusable and indefensible. we have a moral obligation to have this vote. >> the senate approved more than $60 billion for sandy relief. >> back to the planned story, talk about your eye in the sky, this florida pilot doing a fly-by over his house spots this burglar trying to break into, of all places, his own home and steal his trailer so the pilot tracks the suspect from the air in his cessna, lands the plane, calls police, who then find the guy, they arrest this alleged thief on the interstate some 40 miles away. >> it sounds crazy. >> it's crazy but if i say it, it's true. >> you know what? that is in fact the case. >>> it was a parade stopper and a tear jerker. an army sergeant deployed to afghanistan stepped off a parade float, surprised his wife and little boy three m
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Dec 27, 2012 1:00pm PST
the mother of october surprises. sandy. the devastating superstorm put much of the nation's focus on the president's handling of the crisis. and the high marks he received from a top romney surrogate, new jersey governor, chris christie. >> i can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and passion for our state. >> reporter: polls show the race moving towards the president who won handedly. >> this is he elecelection is o. >> reporter: the victory blindsided romney. >> the task of of moving forward. >> reporter: no surprise the biggest campaign story of the year. jim acosta, cnn, washington. >>> don't his our "top 10 of 2012" special as cnn revisits the stories that captured this country's attention. it's sunday night at 8:00 p.m. only on cnn. >>> you're in "the situation room." happening now, a deadline that hasn't been getting much attention. but if dock workers go on strike this weekend, there may be a dramatic impact on almost everything you'd like to buy. also, president obama comes back from hawaii for the year's final showdown with congress. >>> and syria's gover
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Jan 2, 2013 2:00am PST
superstorm sandy. republican leaders wrapped up without acting. >> the leadership walked away without saying they didn't have time to deal with the millions whose lives were affected. maybe you should remind americans that maybe they should call and ask the congress, ask the speaker, please reconsider. >> peter king called it indefensible and a betrayal of trust. the senate approved more than $60 billion in sandy relief last week. >>> doctors say the blood clot could have been fatal, caused stroke or led to seizures or epilep epilepsy. she should make a full recovery. >>> former president bill clinton and daughter chelsea both seen visiting her yesterday at new york presbyterian hospital. they was found in the vain between the brain and the skull. dr. sanjay gupta shows us where. >> we know in secretary clinton's case, the right side of the head somewhere in this area. the right transverse sign us. let me show you on the model. i'll show you the left side for sake of demonstration. you can actually see where the veins are. you can see the blue area right there, that is the area that d
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Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
airmen helped the victims of superstorm sandy. investors are still concerned about the looming fiscal cliff. >>> blizzard warning in up to six states. in arkansas the national guard has been called to provide ambulance service for residents. heavy snow and strong winds will lead to whiteout conditions across the ohio river valley. the heaviest snow is expected to move into western pennsylvania and new york state this afternoon. >>> hundreds of american families wanting to adopt russian children may have their dreams dashed. they have given final approval for a ban on such adoptions, seen as payback for a recently signed u.s. law imposing travel and financial restrictions on human rights abusers in russia. >>> there are six days left until the u.s. crosses over the so-called fiscal cliff. in case washington doesn't make a deal we're doing our best to get you ready. every day we're taking a look at how the fiscal cliff if we go off the fiscal cliff how that will affect you from the increase in your tax bill to planning for your retirement. today we'll focus on your portfolio. rya
CNN
Dec 28, 2012 2:00am PST
the super sto sup superstorm sandy. nicholas mcdonald and george pennington, thank you for coming in to see us. you guys are members of two bands, but you go to the same high school, right? >> yes. >> you live in tampa, florida, more than 1,100 miles away from the destruction here. what is it about what you saw on television and those images that made you want to help? >> mainly it was being from florida, we know all the issues that could happen with hurricanes. after seeing people losing their homes, i know how they feel about having all that heavy rain, all the storms going on. it's scary stuff. we were always the ones who get targeted. we wanted to help out this time. >> so what did you do? you talked to each other? you decided let's put on a concert, george? >> we knew something had to be done. so we worked together, came up with a plan, how to get it started. worked with the head master at our school to put up something, put up flyers around the school. talked to our friends. >> what was the reaction you got? >> it went really well. we got a lot of people coming out. everyone wa
CNN
Jan 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
superstorm sandy, 76-year-old frank gisi relays on the red cross for meals. just this week, he was able to return to his home on staten island. >> water was coming through the walls, through the brick. >> reporter: gisi shows us photos of his house that needs to be gutted. and while he's happy to be back home, he's furious with house republicans for refusing to vote on the $60 billion aid package to help sandy victims. if you were on capitol hill today, what would you say to lawmakers? >> you stink. all of you stink. you have no compassion, and you got -- you don't have blood in your veins, you got ice cubes. >> reporter: while gissi has returned home, many people on his block hasn't because of the extensive damage, and he worries about whether they'll come back. >> i cried for two weeks when i lost this house. if i could cry again, i'd cry again. i have no use for them in washington. i have friends on the block here that lost more than me. and they're living in shelters. >> reporter: this area of staten island was so hard hit, president obama visited newdorf beach with city and st
CNN
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm PST
higher taxes. another factor, a spending poll says superstorm sandy hit sales in the mid-atlantic region in early november. after-christmas spending should help a bit, but the impact is limited because a lot of people using gift cards and making returns. the national retail federation says we typically return $60 billion worth of merchandise after christmas, so early indications seem to show that holiday sales are looking like the rest of the economy, growing but not outstanding. joe? >> alison kosik. >>> as it comes to a close, we remember 2012 as a year of surprises. a south korean rapper gets newfound fame thanks to youtube and rihanna and chris brown back together again? cnn's top ten showbiz stories of the year are just ahead. i spend long hours with her checking her heart rate, administering her medication, and just making her comfortable. one night britta told me about a tradition in denmark, "when a person dies," she said, "someone must open the window so the soul can depart." i smiled and squeezed her hand. "not tonight, britta. not tonight." [ female announcer ] to nurses every
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 11:00am PST
superstorm named sandy ravaged his state days before the presidential election. a romney backer suddenly christie was standing arm in arm with the president, praising mr. obama's leadership as they toured sandy's wrath. >> when you know you have responsibility for those folks, you could geb a damn about the politics of things. i could care less today. >> reporter: number three, olympian gabby douglas. >> gabby douglas. >> one of the fab five at the london games, she captured our hearts, becoming the first african-american gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same olympics. >> i wanted to inspire a nation, and whole point about this is inspire a generation and i love that. >> she did just that. number two, school age activists malala rose to fame blogging about the brutality of her life in pakistan under taliban rule. not yet a teenager, she dared to suggest girls not only deserve but have a right to an education. >> i will get my education if it is in home, school or any place. >> the taliban retaliated hunting her down, shooting her
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